Friends Of Walbottle

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Walbottle Campus,Hexham Road
Newcastle upon Tyne,Tyne and Wear
NE15 9TP

0191 267 8221

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About us

Friends of Walbottle is a charity bringing together staff, students, parents and others associated with Walbottle Campus, a large secondary school in the outer west of Newcastle upon Tyne. The charity aims to support students, improve facilities and enhance the education of young people at Walbottle Campus through providing additional funding for school.

Sport for Health:

Fundraising for a 3G pitch at Walbottle Campus

The Sport for Health project aims to raise £230,000 to install a new 3G artificial pitch to replace the current astropitch which has reached the end of its lifespan. This new multi-sport facility will provide an excellent sport facility to both students and the wider community in the Outer West of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Why it matters

Physical inactivity comes at great cost to both an individual’s health and the UK economy. The cost of inactivity in Tyne and Wear alone is £226.3million and in Newcastle upon Tyne is £46.9million (UK Active: Turning the Tide of Inactivity, 2014). The current sand based Astro pitch is 12 years old, and is unsuitable for rugby and local football teams.

The installation of a new 3G pitch will enable local football clubs to use the facilities all year round as well as, introduce new sports into the community, thereby increasing opportunities for local people to get active. The pitch will all attract more clubs to Walbottle and reinstate the venue as sports hub within Newcastle upon Tyne.

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